Table 6

Levels of agreement: attitudinal comparisons by respondent groups towards safety skills acquired and RCA impact
Survey items Group 1: Respondents who led or participated in RCA n=101 (%) Group 2: Respondents who did not participate in or lead RCA n=127 (%) All respondents n=228 (%) Chi Square
Yes Partly No Unsure Yes Partly No Unsure Yes Partly No Unsure χ2 Df P
Did you have sufficient understanding/confidence by the end of the training to conduct a RCA? 56 (55.4) 24 (23.8) 12 (11.9) 6 (5.9) 59 (46.5) 39 (30.7) 15 (11.8) 8 (6.3) 115 (49.6) 63 (27.2) 27 (11.6) 14 (6.0) 1.874 3 0.60
Have your work practices regarding safety and reporting errors changed since you attended the RCA training? 53 (52.5) 8 (7.9) 33 (32.7) 2 (2.0) 47 (37.0) 11 (8.7) 59 (46.5) 3 (2.4) 100 (43.1) 19 (8.2) 92 (39.7) 5 (2.2) 5.786 3 0.122
Agree Unsure Disagree Agree Unsure Disagree Agree Unsure Disagree χ2 Df P
Have you been able to apply the knowledge gained from your RCA training to your workplace? 38 (37.6) 3 (3.0) 59 (58.4) 46 (36.2) 8 (6.3) 73 (57.5) 84 (36.8) 11 (4.8) 132 (57.9) 1.327 2 0.515
Since undertaking RCA training do you think you are better trained in methods of dealing with incidents? 84 (83.2) 14 (13.9) 3 (3.0) 90 (70.9) 33 (26.0) 2 (1.6) 174 (76.3) 47 (20.6) 5 (2.2) 5.602 2 0.061
Since undertaking RCA training can you improve work processes for provision of safe clinical care? 78 (77.2) 20 (19.8) 2 (2.0) 77 (60.6) 43 (33.9) 4 (3.1) 155 (68.0) 63 (27.6) 6 (2.6) 6.574 2 0.037
Over the long term, will RCA training contribute to the advancement of safety in healthcare? 85 (84.2) 16 (15.8) 0 (0.0) 97 (76.4) 26 (20.5) 1 (0.8) 182 (79.8) 42 (18.4) 1 (0.8) 1.84 2 0.399
In general, did the RCA training provide you with the skills to be involved in or lead a RCA? 78 (77.2) 16 (15.8) 7 (6.9) 71 (55.9) 39 (30.7) 13 (10.2) 149 (65.4) 55 (24.1) 20 (8.8) 9.68 2 0.008

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Bowie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:50   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-50

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